I baked the Pimax 8K, since I already own the 4K.
I have the 4K with 40-60Hz in use, which is not so perfect at Elite: Dangerous (Planets and Stations).
So, I have backed “Pimax: The World’s First 8K VR Headset” with the following information:
Excerpt from Q&A of the Kickstarter side 2017 till today!
Q: What is the FOV of Pimax 8K?
A: The FOV of Pimax 8K is 200 degrees, which is close to human version. What is a big FOV VR feels like? you may refer to human eyes experiences.
Status: not reached by 200 degrees
Q: What are the differences between Brainwarp and asynchronous reprojection / ATW in Steam VR?
A: Brainwarp is a set of technologies used specifically in Pimax headsets. Brainwarp includes the VR technologies, including techniques similar to ATW. The goal of Brainwarp is to lower down hardware requirement, reduce latency, and boost refresh rate for a smoother VR experience.
Status: not reached - still possible
Q: Can I wear my glasses?
A: Yes, and we also recommend our customized perscription VR frame.
Status: not known - not realy today
Q: What is the hardware requirement of Pimax 8K?
A: GPU - GTX980/1070, CPU - i5, Memory - 8GB
Status: GPU minimum for 5K is GTX 1080 - for 8K = ?
Q: What is the refresh rate for games with Pimax 8K/5K?
Status: 5K = 91Hz, 8K = 80 Hz - not reached for me
Q: When will you ship?
A: We will ship large volume on Jan. It is possible we ship the first batch on Dec.
Status: Delivery till Jan. 2018 from today
Q: We use customized low persistence liquid (CLPL) display.
A: CLPL is a new patented display tech we developed with our partner for VR specifically.
CLPL display featured with less liquid respond time and higher refresh rate. We have completely eliminated ghosting and improved brightness with the CLPL display. CLPL tech is on the same level with OLED in VR era. There are only minor differences in color contrast/temperature between CLPL and OLED. Also, CLPL can reach higher PPI/PPD with the same cost.
Our co-founders have over 20 years experience in display era, including many years in VR. Some of the core team members come from display industry and maintain close relationships with display suppliers. That’s one of the reasons why we care about visual so much.
Status: reached - or not, I must see
Q: What is the screen utilization?
A: Current utilization is 80% and is working to get closer to 100%.
Status: I don´t know
So, I will get an HMD that I´m not backed.
- An 8K wich will not have 8K
- 80Hz instead of 90Hz
- 170 FOV instead of 200 FOV
- An GTX 1080 (I bought in March) which is not sufficient for the 8K
- A choice to choose a product which I do not backed AND all of the Testers said: they would choose that one (5k+)!
- There is NO comparison 5K with 5K+!! I think, there ist no 5K since the photo from the testers of the sticker says: 5K.
The 5K was too bad to deliver so the 5K+ whith better displays is born. Why not with the 8K? And everyone of the testers said: do not go with the 8K rather the 5K+, because the 8K (i have backed) is too hardware hungry AND not 2x 4K = 8K!!
So I´m NOT happy with this.
-> But everyone says that’s the best thing there is, but not what was announced.
Please do not replay to this, because it´s only for my relief - nobody can change the product.